Grand Rapids Fishing



Top Grand Rapids Fishing Spots

  1. steelhead on the Flat
    4/28/2015 11:04:20 PM - Nice surprise while fishing for smallmouth


  2. lake muskellunge
    7/31/2015 11:02:09 PM - huge 25 inch 7 pound bass on buzz bait at 10 pm


  3. peach cove #1
    3/28/2018 7:11:06 PM - peach worms peach size bait


  4. wreck-4048
    4/12/2019 11:46:18 AM -


  5. wreck-4053
    4/12/2019 11:46:18 AM -


  6. wreck-4072
    2/20/2020 2:25:28 PM -


  7. Spring Lake
    5/19/2011 9:30:33 PM - Spring Lake 43.0925, -86.1842


  8. Sunfish Lake
    5/19/2011 9:30:45 PM - Sunfish Lake 43.0817, -85.4847


  9. AMAZON OF DETROIT
    4/17/2012 10:51:53 AM - Attributes RECRD 2192 VESSLTERMS AMAZON OF DETROIT FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 43.216681 LONDEC -86.250056 GP_QUALITY Poor DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY SURVEY RE


  10. Sloan Pond
    5/19/2011 9:30:24 PM - Sloan Pond 42.8831, -86.2081



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Grand Rapids Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Grand Rapids, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellow Perch

  2. Yellow Perch

    There is a 81.11% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 3963 Yellow Perch counted.


  3. Lake Trout

  4. Lake Trout

    There is a 15.72% catch rate for Lake Trout, based on 768 Lake Trout counted.


  5. Bluegill

  6. Bluegill

    There is a 0.43% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 21 Bluegill counted.


  7. Walleye

  8. Walleye

    There is a 0.43% catch rate for Walleye, based on 21 Walleye counted.


  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 0.37% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 18 Largemouth Bass counted.


  11. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  12. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 0.29% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 14 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.


  13. Brook Trout

  14. Brook Trout

    There is a 0.18% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 9 Brook Trout counted.


  15. Smallmouth Bass

  16. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 0.18% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 9 Smallmouth Bass counted.


  17. Pike

  18. Pike

    There is a 0.14% catch rate for Pike, based on 7 Pike counted.


  19. Rock Bass

  20. Rock Bass

    There is a 0.14% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 7 Rock Bass counted.


Recommedations above based on 27 species of fish and 4886 fish counted for September around Grand Rapids.

To date, there are 42 species of fish and a total of 1696 fish counted for Grand Rapids and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1884 (138 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 12:57:06 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Grand Rapids Fishing Reports

  • July 6 2022
    7/6/2022 10:25:59 AM - Summer fishing has been good for us on both the Grand and Muskegon Rivers. With a lack of rain so far this summer both rivers are low. The Grand River has a good stain as of n


  • April 10 2022
    4/10/2022 3:58:46 PM - For the last few weeks we have been doing our trips on the Muskegon River. The Muskegon has been very high running 5800 – 6000 cfs. The water temp has been around 38 degrees.


  • March 1 2022
    3/1/2022 10:33:01 AM - Spring is quickly approaching and that means spring steelhead run. Both the Grand and Muskegon rivers have been fishing good all winter when the weather allowed us to get out.


  • January 25 2022
    1/25/2022 7:43:11 AM - When the weather has allowed us to get out the Grand River has been fishing good for winter steelhead. I love it on the river this time of year. Angler pressure is low resulti


  • December 7 2021
    12/7/2021 10:04:39 AM - We have entered what is classified as the beginning of early winter fishing in West Michigan. The Grand River is slightly above normal water level and the color looks great. W


  • November 17 2021
    11/17/2021 2:31:34 PM - The appropriate weather for fall steelhead fishing has finally arrived. Some rain and cooler temps have steelhead coming into West Michigan rivers. I have been running about 9


  • Oct 17 2021
    10/17/2021 8:01:04 PM - Pictured above is client and friend John with an awesome Pere Marquette River King Salmon. We are finished with our King Salmon guide trips on the PM. It was another successfu


  • September 17 2021
    9/17/2021 8:03:08 PM - I have been doing King Salmon trips for about 2 weeks now. As is typical with kings the fish are large and mean and giving our customers quite a challenge when it comes to lan


  • August 26 2021
    8/26/2021 2:39:26 PM - We have been running our trips on both the Grand and Muskegon River. The Grand has dropped nicely from the bump in water level a couple weeks ago due to storms. Currently the


  • August 15 2021
    8/15/2021 7:26:03 PM - Currently the Grand River is high and dirty as a result of the round of storms that hit Michigan last week. Before the rain the Grand was at a perfect level and fishing good.


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Top Grand Rapids Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Al & Bob's Sports Inc


  2. Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co


  3. Troutlet


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Top Grand Rapids Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Getting Bit Guide Service


  2. River Trek Guide Service
    West Michigan based fishing guide service. Year round fishing trips offered. Salmon, steelhead, trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike. Jet boat trips on the Grand, Muskegon, Pere Marquette rivers

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